My mother-in-law gave me this lovely antique bowl for my birthday a couple of years ago and I have been wanting to do an arrangement in it for some time now. So, when I saw these beautiful anemones, I found the perfect opportunity to do so. Anemones are really beautiful and come in amazing shades. To me, they are a bit like ranunculus - you almost never find them at the grocery stores - so people are not really familiar with them as cut flowers. However, they look amazing and unique in arrangements. When I found these anemones in this lovely shade of magenta, I decided I wanted to make an arrangement built around this color. I was able to find orchids which were almost the same shade, and I also stumbled upon some really lovely lighter shades of hyacinth along with cyclamen (a lovely winter flower), as well as some rosemary and thyme. So I put them all together; between the hyacinth and the rosemary and thyme, the aroma of this arrangement was to die for!
It's been an amazing year of developing this blog into something unique - thank you to all of you who read these posts. I hope that you have learned something wonderful about the art of floral styling!
Flowers: cyclamen, anemone, orchid, hyacinth, rosemary, thyme, garden phlox, hedera helix (ivy berries)
Begin with the herbs, which in this arrangement essentially act as the foliage.
Add the ivy and hyacinth. I love the texture that the hedera berries add to this arrangement. (I have previously used them by spraying them with gold paint to add a gold accent to my flower arrangement)
Add the garden phlox. Their lavender centers look so pretty mixed with the rest of the blooms.
Arrange the anemone throughout the centerpiece.
Now add the cyclamen. These flowers are so delicate and remind me of spring in my grandfather's garden growing up.
Finally, add the orchid for a reinforcement of magenta (and of course beauty)! And most of all, as always don't forget to have fun!
Here is to an amazing 2014 my friends! See you next year.
Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood